With more than 300 quality restaurants in Playa del Carmen it will be hard for you to decide where to go or to choose just one, so we have narrowed down the best Mexican food restaurants in town into two amazing culinary tours, we switch establishments  often to try and get you the most variety.


The first  tour is what we call the "local" food tour, where we take you off the main tourist path and take you into places and food you would not find by yourself......Read more>

The second tour is what we call the "gourmet" tour, where we choose only 4 to 5 star restaurants on 5th Avenue (main touristic street in Playa) and we give you a taste of their best dishes...... Read more>


Both of our tours will end at the best tequila shop in town where you will get a tasting and a interesting class on tequila making and origins, and if you like here you can choose from over 200 tequila brands to take back home at a discounted price.


It is not only a food tour, as you can also make it a shopping tour, we end our food tours right at 5th Avenue (main tourist strip in Playa). Here you will find all you need shopping wise, so everything can be done in one trip to town. 

Eat - Drink - Shop - Repeat

Playa del Carmen, Mexico


come and join  us in the best

Mexican food tour in Playa del Carmen!

If you are looking for an activity that will introduce you to delicious local food while taking you out of the beaten path, tasting and flavoring some quality tequila and do a bit of shopping while you are at it, look no more!

eat - drink - shop


starting at  5pm

Private tours can be arranged

at special times for an extra fee


local tour


gourmet tour

$75 USD online special $55 uSD
$99 USD online special $85 uSD

Our  "local" 3-hour food tasting and shopping tour offers a local’s view into Mexican culture through its delicious, intricate, and history rich cuisine. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, Food Hoppers Playa del Carmen guides will take you on a culinary and cultural adventure. Experience off-the-beaten path eateries and their colorful owners and staff, taco stands and regional delicacies. Walk away with an enriched understanding of  Mexican food, a more than satisfied stomach and new insight to continue on your discovery of authentic Mexican food.


EAT Cochinita Pibil, Pozole, Tamales Oaxaqueños, Carnitas, Salbutes, Esquites, Tacos of many types, exotic dishes such as  Grasshoper tacos (if in season) among many other local dishes and of course "artesanal" Mexican hand made Ice cream are just some of the dishes in our local menu. (Don't forget your camera or your friends wont believe you had some of this dishes)


This mostly walked and part driven tasting tour is perfect for adventurous spirits seeking out a “non-touristy” experience and learn about Mexico's culinary landscape.


Our last stop will be the best Tequileria in town where you will DRINK to the tasting of the best Tequilas in Mexico. You will also enjoy a friendly introduction on how Tequila is made and its varieties. After a delightful tasting you will be awarded discounts only given to Food hoppers tours.


From here you will be just steps away from 5ta Avenida (main shopping street in Playa) so you can SHOP all you need while in Mexico



-Lots of food & some transportation while on the tour , this is mostly a walking tour. (transportation from

hotel to meeting point and back is not included) We can arrange that at an extra cost, please email us regarding that.

-Tequila tasting and discounts on Tequila shop.

-Group local guide



Offered at 2 times a day at 10:00AM & 5:00PM  Monday through Saturday and  Sundays at 12PM (Time can be changed if its a private group for an extra cost)

At our "gourmet" tour you will EAT  at 3 of the best four and five star restaurants on 5th Avenue (main street in Playa del Carmen) and try out some of the best dishes we have picked for you.


There are over 300 quality restaurants in Playa del Carmen so we have tediously done the research and chosen the best ones that will have a wide variety of dishes of Mexican food for you to enjoy. 


EAT dishes such as  jicama taco shrimp, mezcal flavored melted cheese with fresh tortillas, caya fresh water, chalupa, 3 cheese chicken, esquites, jamaica fresh water, tuna tostada, ajillo portabello mushrooms, red fruit crepas, fresh alabahaca water and a few more surprises will be served.


This walked gourmet tour is perfect for those people who dont feel comfortable eating at smaller "off the path" local restaurants and are more interested in fine food restaurants that will show you about the amazing Mexican culinary landscape.


Our last stop will be the best Tequileria in town where you will DRINK to the tasting of the best Tequilas in Mexico and you will enjoy discounts only given to Food hoppers.


From here you will be just steps away from 5ta Avenida (main shopping street in Playa) so you can SHOP all you need while in Mexico.




-Fresh water drinks

-Tequila tasting and discounts on Tequila shop.

-Private group guide





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